Workshop: "The Politics of Governance and Federalism"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Parliament of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Oct 14

CIGI has partnered with the Henry L. Stimson Center to produce a workshop series entitled “Iraq’s New Reality.” This series of four workshops taking place between June and December 2009 will bring together various Iraqi, US and Canadian politicians, journalists and other experts to examine specific issues affecting the newly emergent post-war Iraq, particularly its relationship with the regional community and the United States.

At this workshop, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow Mokhtar Lamani and Stimson Center CEO Ellen Laipson will host various Iraqi, Canadian and American officials, journalists and experts at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa to examine federalism as a political option for Iraq. While not endorsing federalism above other ways of managing Iraq’s diversity, it is useful to assess the status of thinking by various groups in Iraq, and to consider the experience of other countries which have effective federal systems.

Event Speakers

Mokhtar Lamani is a Senior Visiting Fellow at CIGI working on research projects involving the Middle East and the Islamic World.